And the best is yet to come, she says, noting one set of parents who host an epic bash every year.
“There’s a price you pay to have a life being a parent,” adds the Upper East Side mom of two, who has been married 16 years. I’m not going to waste a minute.” The relationship guru makes a suggestion: “This is the time to have sex in the kids’ bedroom and have fun!
” She’s typically quite modest when her kids are around, but all that changes when they leave.
“I can dress more promiscuous — I’m literally going to put on my tightest dresses,” she says.
“I’ve never worn a bikini in front of them — I don’t want to be too exposed.
When Elle, 39, and her husband dropped off their 9-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter at camp three weeks ago, the Long Island parents were only too happy to wave goodbye to their kids for several weeks.
Later that day they boarded a party bus with 30 friends and plenty of booze to go see Dead & Company at Citi Field.
“As soon as [our children] left, we’ve been in nonstop [party] mode — it’s seven weeks of freedom,” says Elle, a fitness instructor whose two kids are away for the first summer ever, leaving her to enjoy parties with pot, magic mushrooms, ecstasy and group sex. It’s summer.” Traditionally, it’s the kids who run amok when Mom and Dad are out of town.
“This is the first time in nine years I’m not having to be a mom — I want no responsibility,” says Elle, who, like many in this story, declined to give her last name for privacy reasons. But these days, it’s the parents who are home alone and going skinny-dipping while their youngsters are away at camp.
“Some friends have swingers parties — I’ve seen group sex . “When you know your children are happy and safe, you can let loose,” says Melanie, 38, a Long Island mom who shipped off her 12-year-old and 10-year-old a few weeks ago.
It’s her second kid-free summer, and she and her husband wasted no time popping bottles.
“We took the boat to a bar and literally spent all Sunday afternoon drinking,” says the VP of a fashion company.